Dubai

 

Utilities

Etisalat
Main provider of landline, mobile and internet services within the UAE. Also provides cable tv packages via associated company "E-vision".

www.etisalat.ae

Du
Alternative provider of telecommunication services in the country. Established in 2007 and gradually expanding services.

www.du.ae

DEWA
Pay your electricity and water bills here.

ebpphome.dewa.gov.ae

Police
The site to come and pay for your traffic violations

www.dubaipolice.gov.ae

Salik
Top-up your road-toll credit here

customers.salik.ae

RTA
Pay for any parking fines you have received here.

www.rta.ae/eservices/parkingfines

Taxi
You may order your taxi online in advance or call them anytime on 04 208 0897

dtc.dubai.ae

Dubai Airport
Track incoming flights here.

www.dubaiairport.com

Community 

Expat Women
Most used and most popular information bulletin board in the country. For any gender.

www.expatwoman.com

Expat Gossip
Same concept as "Expatwoman.com", but with some different threads.

www.expatgossip.com

Dubai Forums
Another bulletin board, only this time, a bit more male in tone and content

www.dubaiforums.com

Dubai Kidz
Lots and lots and lots of useful information for parents of children. Schools, after school activities, summer camps...

www.dubaikidz.biz

Media

The National
Set up in 2008. Easy-to-read quality newspaper that's a bit more Abu-Dhabi centric than others.

www.thenational.ae

Gulf News
Founded in 1978 as a tabloid, converted to broadsheet format in 1985. Occasionally provocative items. Comprehensive archives section available on-line.

www.gulfnews.com

Khaleej Times
Another option for a quality read

www.khaleejtimes.com

7 Days
Unashamedly tabloid, occasionally investigative, sometimes fun. delivered free to most homes in central Dubai.

www.7days.ae

Business 24/7
Covers business news in the region. Plenty of articles quoting CEO's and government ministers.

www.business24-7.ae

Arabian Business
Comprehensive and authorative coverage of business news in the region.

www.arabianbusiness.com

WAM
The official news agency for the Emirates. Plenty of information about the movements of, and comments from, the country's rulers.

www.wam.org.ae

Retail

Ella Mart
Formerly "www.save.ae". Thousands of products available for home delivery ranging from biscuits to television sets.

www.ellamart.com

Souq.com
The UAE (and Jordan and Saudi Arabia's) eBay.

www.souq.com

Dubai Donkey
A local classified site that's free to private and business users. For jobs, accommodation and cars.

www.dubaidonkey.com

Dubizzle
A lot of classifieds, some community information and a number of restaurant / club reviews

www.dubizzle.com

Resources 

Dubai Explorer
THE most comprehensive reference resource. There's a book and a website. Both provide a huge amount of information ideal for the resident in Dubai

www.liveworkexplore.com

Lonely Planet
Basic information for travellers

www.lonelyplanet.com

Time Out
What to do, where to go, when to do it, buy tickets for it

www.timeoutdubai.com

Yellow Pages
Search for businesses contact details online

www.yellowpages.ae

 Government of Dubai 

Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation
Developing, caring, qualifying and empowering every minor
www.amaf.gov.ae

Government Workshop
Maintenance and provision of government transport
www.dgw.gov.ae

Centre of Ambulance Services
Unifying the efforts and capabilities of the ambulance services bodies
www.ambulance.gov.ae

Media Corporation
Provider of five television channels
www.dmi.gov.ae

Community Development Authority
Setting up and developing frameworks for social development
www.cda.gov.ae

Municipality
provider of municipal services including parks, food quality etc.
www.dm.gov.ae

Department of Economic Development
Contributing to economic planning and business sector regulation
www.dubaided.gov.ae

Police
www.dubaipolice.gov.ae

Department of Health and Medical Services
Providing health services to the community
www.dohms.gov.ae

Department of Tourism and Commerce
Planning, supervising and developing the tourism sector
http://www.dubaitourism.ae/

Public Prosecution
Conducting independent investigations into criminal activities
www.dxbpp.gov.ae

Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority
Administering the Free Zone
www.dafza.gov.ae

Sports Council
developing and improving sporting events and facilities
www.dubaisportscouncil.ae

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Supporting, developing and furthering the business community
www.dubaichamber.ae

Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities
Developing Islamic religion awareness
www.iacad.gov.ae

Civil Aviation Authority
Overseeing all aviation-related activities
www.dcaa.gov.ae

Knowledge and Human Development
Education services
www.khda.gov.ae

Civil Defence
Protecting public and private properties. Includes Fire service
www.dcd.gov.ae

Land Department
handles the sale and purchase of all land transactions
www.dubailand.gov.ae

Courts
Administering justice. (parts of site not up-to-date)
www.dc.gov.ae

Naturalization and Residency Administration
Immigration services
www.dnrd.ae

Culture
Developing Culture, Heritage and Arts Strategy
www.dubaiculture.ae

Protocol and Guest house Department
the affairs of state and hospitality for HH The Ruler of Dubai
protocol.dubai.ae

DEWA - Electricity and Water Authority
Providing supplies of electricity and water to the emirate
www.dewa.gov.ae

Roads and Transport Authority
Developing the transport infrastructure
rta.ae

Export Development Corporation
providing exporters with services to enter or expand into foreign markets
http://www.dedc.gov.ae/

Statistics Centre
Census, surveys and statistics
www.dsc.gov.ae